Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Doherty welcomes funding to facilitate reopening of Bellewstown Bridge

Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty, has today (Tuesday) welcomed confirmation that €92,000 in funding is being made available to ensure Bellewstown Bridge can be reopened as soon as possible.
“I am glad to hear that the National Roads Authority has agreed to transfer €92,000 to Meath County Council for works on the bridge, following a request from the local authority. This money will be used to pay for remedial works on the bridge, so it can reopen as soon as possible.

“The bridge has been closed for almost three weeks now, and it has been causing some considerable disruption to local people and other motorists who travel this route on a daily basis. It was closed in the first place due to structural concerns, so it is welcome that these concerns will now be addressed with remedial works.

“I would urge Meath County Council to ensure work is carried out on the bridge as quickly as possible, so any further disruption can be kept to a minimum. Bellewstown Bridge is an historic structure, which has been used by local people for centuries. I hope that the repair works will ensure it can be preserved into the future.

“The sooner these works are completed and people can begin to use this route as normal, the better.”

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